Supreme Court Sides With AT&T In Maternity Case

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a ruling that limits the scope of the recently enacted Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected claims by a group of female AT&T Corp. employees that the company shortchanged them on service credit for maternity leave taken before the enactment of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

The high court's 7-2 ruling, handed down Monday, held that an employer does not necessarily violate the PDA when it pays pension benefits calculated in part under an accrual rule, applied only pre-PDA,...
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